Nestled at the foot of Mount Equinox in the Green Mountains you will find the historic village of Manchester with its tranquil old-world atmosphere, with quaint antique shops, boutiques and cozy country inns.
Spring and summer bring hikers who can opt for easy treks through Merrick Forest or more challenging ones like Prospect Rock, a three-mile hike, mostly uphill, that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.Fly fishing is also a very popular sport in Manchester.
In the fall, it's all about foliage. Enjoy the vibrant colors from a canoe on the mighty Battenkill River, a bicycle along a scenic path or kick back and take it all in from a comfy rocking chair on the porch of a historic inn.
In winter, skiers arrive to hit the downhill slopes at nearby Bromley and Stratton Mountains or the cross-country trails at Hildene.
Manchester is not only about the outdoors and magnificent scenery, it is also one of New England’s top shopping destinations. Whether you stroll through the village or head for the big name outlet stores in Manchester Center, you will be spoilt for choice.